The Victoria Convention and Visitors Bureau is recruiting volunteers to help in several areas of the annual festival between Oct. 3 and 4 in downtown Victoria. There are many ways to get involved with Victoria's biggest free celebration. Volunteers can help in more than one area of the festival and for more than one shift if they choose, says the Victoria Advocate.

Volunteer opportunities are available in the following areas:

:•  Frozen drink booth

•  Ticket booth

•  ID checking

•  Bootfest merchandise/water booth

•  Kids corral

•  Barricades

Bootfest volunteers receive a free Bootfest T-shirt or volunteer button and an air-conditioned hospitality area with complimentary beverages and snacks during their shifts. To become a Bootfest volunteer, go to and click on "Bootfest" on the menu bar. Look for the "Volunteer at Bootfest" tab to complete the online registration form.